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by raj
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Bryans Six Win Clock restoration
Replies: 8
Views: 660

Re: Bryans Six Win Clock restoration

last time I did one of these I found chrome screws holding the bezels to the case stupid money, so improvised by using nickel plated electrical socket machine screws and matching nuts instead..cheap as chips from screwfix. A quick spin on the polishing wheel, and just like chrome. Mine was numbered ...
by raj
Sun May 31, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Bell Fruit Cascade
Replies: 152
Views: 37396

Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

ref the flicker, it must be perfectly flat and polished up or it will stick. These are fun machines, but a pain when they play up. 1 use a magnet and get rid of all the steel coins if you can. 2 when refitting the trips on the workbench, put coins in the runways to hold the trips in place as you fid...
by raj
Fri May 22, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Allwin style home build questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1148

Re: Allwin style home build questions

The handle is from Toolstation; various styles available, but it was just a simple chromed alloy one. Take off the circlip to dismantle; check the length of the curve against an original if you have one. Cut to length with a cutting wheel or hacksaw, clean and form the end on a rotating sanding disc...
by raj
Fri May 22, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Allwin style home build questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1148

Re: Allwin style home build questions

You really need something to copy from, if possible, just to understand the principles of operation and dimensions. I was lucky to have a box of bits and pieces to fall back on, but I did make a brand new Bryans cabinet out of oak, which threw this one spare. I have a new Ollie Whales case which nee...
by raj
Thu May 21, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Allwin style home build questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1148

Re: Allwin style home build questions

I've just finished a scratch built (in part) allwin, using an old Bryans cabinet and door wood pieces I had kicking around the shed. I happened to have a ball gallery from ebay, which is a must really. I didn't bother trying to build a payout mech, as this would have been months on the making, simpl...
by raj
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Allwin case
Replies: 8
Views: 3037

Re: Allwin case

Might this be to go with the very very expensive door sold at Coventry on Sunday !!.. Just asking.
by raj
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Greaves Amusements Money Tree (Bally conversion)
Replies: 50
Views: 15962

Re: Bally Money Tree

Are you sure the mech is sitting correctly in the case? I don't remember any adjustments on these, so perhaps the mech is sat on top of the base, rather than slid into the grooved slot, or the locking handles have not fully engaged to pull the mech tight into the case, or something behind the mech i...
by raj
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Several allwins on ebay
Replies: 12
Views: 2958

Re: Several allwins on ebay

The upper of the two 5 Wins has parts missing (coin entry and ball release, for starters) and the lower one has had a new base and an ugly 1D sign stuck over the token entry slot. The owner claimed it was 'totally original' but never replied when I queried his description.
by raj
Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Aristocrat Arcadian 65
Replies: 17
Views: 4257

Re: Aristocrat Arcadian 65

I fully agree with the previous posts...a very expensive option for such a basic bandit. I've done loads of these, turned from rusty piles of crap to shiny boys toys in a couple of days max. They are so easy to work on, and parts easy to find. Can't be bothered any more, not a challenge for me.
by raj
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jennings plastic inserts
Replies: 13
Views: 3439

Re: Jennings plastic inserts

I'd support the polishing over the plating option. Some of these early castings were done using aircraft alloy, rather than the usual 'pot' ali, which makes DIY polishing much harder, ( which is why there was a sudden upsurge in orders to Germany from the factories, just before WW2). Leave it to the...